Buffalo Exchange

★★★★☆
  • 4530 University Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-545-0175

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My absolute favorite place in the world to shop! I always find myself having to decide between what I??m definitely going to buy and what I??m just going to have to put back. The crowds can be a handful at times, but it??s well worth it just to see everything they have.

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My absolute favorite place in the world to shop! I always find myself having to decide between what I??m definitely going to buy and what I??m just going to have to put back. The crowds can be a handful at times, but it??s well worth it just to see everything they have.

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I brought in bags of designer clothes and 8 pairs of shoes (unworn stilettos still in boxes) and they only took the shoes. Which would be fine, except the amount they priced them at was a joke (maybe I could afford a Starbucks), so I told them I didn't want to sell, but they said the shoes were already on the floor and the girl had already set aside a pair for herself. What?!
I've always held this business in a positive light, but after the service I received and the presumptious behavior I experienced, I will never return and I will pass on my story.
I'd rather give away my clothes than be taken advantage of and insulted; lucky for me, there's a Goodwill a few stores down.

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I brought in bags of designer clothes and 8 pairs of shoes (unworn stilettos still in boxes) and they only took the shoes. Which would be fine, except the amount they priced them at was a joke (maybe I could afford a Starbucks), so I told them I didn't want to sell, but they said the shoes were already on the floor and the girl had already set aside a pair for herself. What?!
I've always held this business in a positive light, but after the service I received and the presumptious behavior I experienced, I will never return and I will pass on my story.
I'd rather give away my clothes than be taken advantage of and insulted; lucky for me, there's a Goodwill a few stores down.

Pros: Great Idea

Cons: Poor/rude service

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I do not go here often, but everytime I make it in I find a cool find... Just got a Coat that was cooler than the new stuff at Nordies, for 1/3 the price! Score!!

Just have to drive to SEattle more often I guess !

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★★★★☆

I do not go here often, but everytime I make it in I find a cool find... Just got a Coat that was cooler than the new stuff at Nordies, for 1/3 the price! Score!!

Just have to drive to SEattle more often I guess !

Pros: cool stuff great prices

Cons: have to drive actoss 520 to get there

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Since it's a used clothes (mostly) store the inventory can be good or bad, but I've had terrific luck here. I've gotten clothes from J. Crew, Banana Republic, Bebe, Lucky Jeans and more for a fraction of the normal cost and in relatively great condition. They also have a fun shoe selection, funky accessories and bags, and are a great spot when looking for a one-of-a-kind dress for under $30.

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★★★★★

Since it's a used clothes (mostly) store the inventory can be good or bad, but I've had terrific luck here. I've gotten clothes from J. Crew, Banana Republic, Bebe, Lucky Jeans and more for a fraction of the normal cost and in relatively great condition. They also have a fun shoe selection, funky accessories and bags, and are a great spot when looking for a one-of-a-kind dress for under $30.

Pros: Great value

Cons: It's not assured that they have what you want in your size

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The Buffalo Exchange is a pretty good store to get used clothes or sell your old clothes. There are a lot of designer brands to choose from, so it's pretty easy to find good stuff. The clothes are kinda expensive because the clothes are mostly gently used, almost new, or new. Overall, it's a good store.

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★★★★☆

The Buffalo Exchange is a pretty good store to get used clothes or sell your old clothes. There are a lot of designer brands to choose from, so it's pretty easy to find good stuff. The clothes are kinda expensive because the clothes are mostly gently used, almost new, or new. Overall, it's a good store.

Pros: Good selection of designer clothes,fun to shop

Cons: kinda expensive for used clothes

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99% of the time that I go to Buffalo Exchange, they have a great selection at a decent price.

It's great to get a bargain on quality used clothing that has already been sorted through (unlike a thriftstore).

Big name brands, decent prices!

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★★★★☆

99% of the time that I go to Buffalo Exchange, they have a great selection at a decent price.

It's great to get a bargain on quality used clothing that has already been sorted through (unlike a thriftstore).

Big name brands, decent prices!

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It's close to the University, so expect to find a lot of cute items in the store from desperate college students hocking their clothes for money. I too, once was a college student, bringing my loads of clothes to sell here. Also had a friend who worked at Banana Republic, and would bring his clothes here. Some he NEVER EVEN wore!! You'll find tons of good looking clothes from the students. Note: they are picky, and will not buy damaged, dirty clothes from you. You can opt to donate them there, but they will only buy what they know they can sell. That said, this is one of the better used stores that I've been in. Doesn't have that musky smell inside. Bright, huge, and a lot of cute clothes. That said, I never bought anything here, since I have a phobia of used things. But I did look around. Prices seemed decent to me for the namebrand items.

PROS: Trendy, cute selection, and they buy from you too!
CONS: They are picky on what they buy, and don't buy junk.

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★★★★☆

It's close to the University, so expect to find a lot of cute items in the store from desperate college students hocking their clothes for money. I too, once was a college student, bringing my loads of clothes to sell here. Also had a friend who worked at Banana Republic, and would bring his clothes here. Some he NEVER EVEN wore!! You'll find tons of good looking clothes from the students. Note: they are picky, and will not buy damaged, dirty clothes from you. You can opt to donate them there, but they will only buy what they know they can sell. That said, this is one of the better used stores that I've been in. Doesn't have that musky smell inside. Bright, huge, and a lot of cute clothes. That said, I never bought anything here, since I have a phobia of used things. But I did look around. Prices seemed decent to me for the namebrand items.

PROS: Trendy, cute selection, and they buy from you too!
CONS: They are picky on what they buy, and don't buy junk.

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I come here a few times a year to "purge" my closet and sell whatever items I don't wear anymore. Compared to many other second hand clothing stores that buy from you, in my personal experience Buffalo has given me the most for my stuff and they offer even more if you plan on shopping in their store, which is not a bad option. They have some really great finds there if you look closely enough and do some serious digging around in their selection. I once found a very nice designer handbag at nearly 70% off its original retail price! The staff never makes you feel strange when they reject a particular item when they are looking through your things, something I absolutely cannot stand at other places. Another great thing about this store is that they will also buy your accessories/jewelry from you, so if you are an accessory-fanatic like myself and collect tons of accessories you end up not using, Buffalo is perfect for you to resell.

PROS: Some great deals and rare finds, most money for your clothes/accessories
CONS: Parking is very hard to find on the University Ave!

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★★★★☆

I come here a few times a year to "purge" my closet and sell whatever items I don't wear anymore. Compared to many other second hand clothing stores that buy from you, in my personal experience Buffalo has given me the most for my stuff and they offer even more if you plan on shopping in their store, which is not a bad option. They have some really great finds there if you look closely enough and do some serious digging around in their selection. I once found a very nice designer handbag at nearly 70% off its original retail price! The staff never makes you feel strange when they reject a particular item when they are looking through your things, something I absolutely cannot stand at other places. Another great thing about this store is that they will also buy your accessories/jewelry from you, so if you are an accessory-fanatic like myself and collect tons of accessories you end up not using, Buffalo is perfect for you to resell.

PROS: Some great deals and rare finds, most money for your clothes/accessories
CONS: Parking is very hard to find on the University Ave!

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I'm not really a shopaholic...but I like to sell stuff. I've sold some clothes here but I've never really bought anything there. The prices are OK, but nothing special...you can get similar clothes brand new at stores when they go on sale.

They pay OK for your clothes too...but hey, the clothes you're selling you were just going to toss anyways.

PROS: sometimes you can find a good deal
CONS:

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★★☆☆☆

I'm not really a shopaholic...but I like to sell stuff. I've sold some clothes here but I've never really bought anything there. The prices are OK, but nothing special...you can get similar clothes brand new at stores when they go on sale.

They pay OK for your clothes too...but hey, the clothes you're selling you were just going to toss anyways.

PROS: sometimes you can find a good deal
CONS:

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So you wanna be a hipster? Here's the first stop on your way to the trendy top. Second hand stuff rules here, with a definite indie bent. If you ever wondered where those clicky, scenesters get their gear, wonder no more. They really do have some cool stuff at a relatively decent price. I got my current jacket there after my last one got stolen, and it was a good replacement.

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★★★★☆

So you wanna be a hipster? Here's the first stop on your way to the trendy top. Second hand stuff rules here, with a definite indie bent. If you ever wondered where those clicky, scenesters get their gear, wonder no more. They really do have some cool stuff at a relatively decent price. I got my current jacket there after my last one got stolen, and it was a good replacement.

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This store is located in the University district and is a used clothing store. I wouldn't say that their selection of clothes is anything of interest, you would be hard-pressed to find anything worth buying here. However it is great for making some quick cash. If you have gently-worn clothes that you no longer wear and they are taking up space, why not make some extra cash off of them. Its basically the same concept as Platos Closet, however it seems when I have taken my clothes here they accept more of my items than at Platos closet. Its a little hard to find parking, but especially if you live in the area and can walk, it can be well worth your time.

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★★★☆☆

This store is located in the University district and is a used clothing store. I wouldn't say that their selection of clothes is anything of interest, you would be hard-pressed to find anything worth buying here. However it is great for making some quick cash. If you have gently-worn clothes that you no longer wear and they are taking up space, why not make some extra cash off of them. Its basically the same concept as Platos Closet, however it seems when I have taken my clothes here they accept more of my items than at Platos closet. Its a little hard to find parking, but especially if you live in the area and can walk, it can be well worth your time.

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This store has a lot of stuff but it is some what lacking, considering the area, in hip things. But the items you find that are there make it worth the time sifting through the piles of bland things.

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★★★☆☆

This store has a lot of stuff but it is some what lacking, considering the area, in hip things. But the items you find that are there make it worth the time sifting through the piles of bland things.

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okay. the buffalo may not be the be all end all of vintage clothing stores in seattle, but i have found some really cool things here. if you can find parking in the U-district, it is worth the trip.

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★★★★☆

okay. the buffalo may not be the be all end all of vintage clothing stores in seattle, but i have found some really cool things here. if you can find parking in the U-district, it is worth the trip.

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This place isn't quite as cheap, and they don't give quite as much cash as they might lead you to believe, but it is a good place to get quality (never stained or ripped) and sometimes name brand used clothing for a decent price.

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★★★★☆

This place isn't quite as cheap, and they don't give quite as much cash as they might lead you to believe, but it is a good place to get quality (never stained or ripped) and sometimes name brand used clothing for a decent price.

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This is an awesome place to go if you are looking for new/modern stylles of clothing, but don't want to pay new retail prices. It's a little pricey though, especially for used clothing. And it takes some time to sort through the packed racks, but worth it to find something good.

PROS: Cheaper clothing that retail stores, good for the wallet.
CONS: Not new clothing, still pricey for used clothing.

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★★★★☆

This is an awesome place to go if you are looking for new/modern stylles of clothing, but don't want to pay new retail prices. It's a little pricey though, especially for used clothing. And it takes some time to sort through the packed racks, but worth it to find something good.

PROS: Cheaper clothing that retail stores, good for the wallet.
CONS: Not new clothing, still pricey for used clothing.

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If you are into brand names but do not want to pay the price, I would definitely check out Buffalo Exchange-- at least once. It's not for everyone; you have to be willing to dig a little and make multiple trips to the dressing room before you will find something that is not overly used and fits nicely. But, it can be fun, and sometimes quiet rewarding. Oh, and be sure to at least try to sell some of your stuff first off so you'll have a little extra to spend.

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★★★★☆

If you are into brand names but do not want to pay the price, I would definitely check out Buffalo Exchange-- at least once. It's not for everyone; you have to be willing to dig a little and make multiple trips to the dressing room before you will find something that is not overly used and fits nicely. But, it can be fun, and sometimes quiet rewarding. Oh, and be sure to at least try to sell some of your stuff first off so you'll have a little extra to spend.

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I love all things buffallo exchange. . .everything is well priced, clean, and up to the minute as far as style goes. it can get a bit crowded on the weekends, but it is well worth the time to shop there.

PROS: good music, good clothes, nice people
CONS: Crowded

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★★★★☆

I love all things buffallo exchange. . .everything is well priced, clean, and up to the minute as far as style goes. it can get a bit crowded on the weekends, but it is well worth the time to shop there.

PROS: good music, good clothes, nice people
CONS: Crowded

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I have had good and I have had not so good experiences. They do have clothes at good prices, but the selections is pretty grim sometimes. It's hard to find good cloths sometimes, plus they are usually very picky about what they buy from people, sometimes a little too picky. It seems they try to cater to one specific style too much

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★★★☆☆

I have had good and I have had not so good experiences. They do have clothes at good prices, but the selections is pretty grim sometimes. It's hard to find good cloths sometimes, plus they are usually very picky about what they buy from people, sometimes a little too picky. It seems they try to cater to one specific style too much

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Located in the university District, buffalo Exchange is a buy, sell, and trade retail store.
Have a closet full of clothes that you don?t wear anymore? Take them into Buffalo Exchange and trade them in for a new wardrobe. If you?re broke and could use some extra cash then getting rid of clothing you haven?t worn in months could be the way to go to provide you with some instant cash. Buffalo Exchange buys mostly contemporary styles. If you?re looking for looking for vintage clothing then walk up a couple doors to the Redlight

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Located in the university District, buffalo Exchange is a buy, sell, and trade retail store.
Have a closet full of clothes that you don?t wear anymore? Take them into Buffalo Exchange and trade them in for a new wardrobe. If you?re broke and could use some extra cash then getting rid of clothing you haven?t worn in months could be the way to go to provide you with some instant cash. Buffalo Exchange buys mostly contemporary styles. If you?re looking for looking for vintage clothing then walk up a couple doors to the Redlight

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This is a great store if you are hip, trendy, & a overall experienced "thrift shopper" - You can easily be in & out of this store - just as easy as you could over-look all of the unique essentials Buffalo offers.

Its hard to not appreciate this store b/c there are several factors that create the ultimate shopping experience here. Three words: Buy, Sell & Trade. You get a great trade & sell value for all items sold to Buffalo.

They carry designer labels, apparel, unique findings & super great Vintage Clothing. The trade value is awesome if you are looking to shrink your closets last season's wear, & create new, fun items for the current season.

Overall, Buffalo Exchange carries one of a kind picks, offering somewhat Vintage Boutique Style "pieces" - to the patient "thrift shopper" - who knows what they are looking for.

Cheers to Buffalo!!

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★★★★★

This is a great store if you are hip, trendy, & a overall experienced "thrift shopper" - You can easily be in & out of this store - just as easy as you could over-look all of the unique essentials Buffalo offers.

Its hard to not appreciate this store b/c there are several factors that create the ultimate shopping experience here. Three words: Buy, Sell & Trade. You get a great trade & sell value for all items sold to Buffalo.

They carry designer labels, apparel, unique findings & super great Vintage Clothing. The trade value is awesome if you are looking to shrink your closets last season's wear, & create new, fun items for the current season.

Overall, Buffalo Exchange carries one of a kind picks, offering somewhat Vintage Boutique Style "pieces" - to the patient "thrift shopper" - who knows what they are looking for.

Cheers to Buffalo!!

Pros: Fun, Buy, Sell & Trade, Unique

Cons: Street Parking

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I have been shopping at Buffalo Exchange for the last 6 years, and nearly I go I find something great! They carry such a wild variety of clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. - if you're into really creating your own look, this is the place to

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★★★★☆

I have been shopping at Buffalo Exchange for the last 6 years, and nearly I go I find something great! They carry such a wild variety of clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. - if you're into really creating your own look, this is the place to

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While I'm sure there are good clothes here, they are hard to find. Well, if you're a size small and look good in most things, then this is the place for you!But I think the saddest part of the Buffalo Exchange experience is trying to sell

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★★★☆☆

While I'm sure there are good clothes here, they are hard to find. Well, if you're a size small and look good in most things, then this is the place for you!But I think the saddest part of the Buffalo Exchange experience is trying to sell

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I cant stand Buffalo Exchange. I have some friends that LOVE it and I have some that feel the same way I do. The only items I have been able to purchase are shoes. One of my friends has the same complain that shoes are the only things she

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I cant stand Buffalo Exchange. I have some friends that LOVE it and I have some that feel the same way I do. The only items I have been able to purchase are shoes. One of my friends has the same complain that shoes are the only things she

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Buffalo Exchange is great place for a girl (or guy) on a budget to shop. Sometimes you have to search through some hideous clothes, but I always find something to love. Their jeans section almost always has a few pairs of gently used,

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★★★☆☆

Buffalo Exchange is great place for a girl (or guy) on a budget to shop. Sometimes you have to search through some hideous clothes, but I always find something to love. Their jeans section almost always has a few pairs of gently used,

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In my experience, the cheapest thrift store on the Ave. I've been fortunate many times to find a good pair of pants for under $10, as well as shoes, belts, and shirts for similar prices. They have a great rack of dresses that would be

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In my experience, the cheapest thrift store on the Ave. I've been fortunate many times to find a good pair of pants for under $10, as well as shoes, belts, and shirts for similar prices. They have a great rack of dresses that would be

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If you like to dig through clothes then this place has quality clothing hidden deep within their racks. People bring by their junk and sell them to this genius store who buys them for cheap. Anyones junk is someone elses treasure, maybe

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★★★★☆

If you like to dig through clothes then this place has quality clothing hidden deep within their racks. People bring by their junk and sell them to this genius store who buys them for cheap. Anyones junk is someone elses treasure, maybe

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if you want a great way to recycle your clothes, and earn some extra cash, this is it !!!!!!!! as long as they are in good condition and cute, current styles or funky hard to find items, they will usually buy them! they add up the total

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if you want a great way to recycle your clothes, and earn some extra cash, this is it !!!!!!!! as long as they are in good condition and cute, current styles or funky hard to find items, they will usually buy them! they add up the total

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Buffalo Exchange is a pretty sweet store located on the Ave near the University of Washington. It is a good place to go to sell any clothes you were going to give to the Good Will and get a little cash for them. As for buying clothes, I

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Buffalo Exchange is a pretty sweet store located on the Ave near the University of Washington. It is a good place to go to sell any clothes you were going to give to the Good Will and get a little cash for them. As for buying clothes, I

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I'm not really a shopaholic...but I like to sell stuff. I've sold some clothes here but I've never really bought anything there. The prices are OK, but nothing special...you can get similar clothes brand new at stores when they go on

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★★☆☆☆

I'm not really a shopaholic...but I like to sell stuff. I've sold some clothes here but I've never really bought anything there. The prices are OK, but nothing special...you can get similar clothes brand new at stores when they go on

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Buffalo Exchange is one of the better stores in Seattle for used clothes. They have a great selection that is fairly constantly turning over, so you always see new things. The prices are very reasonable, but you can get some good things

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★★★★★

Buffalo Exchange is one of the better stores in Seattle for used clothes. They have a great selection that is fairly constantly turning over, so you always see new things. The prices are very reasonable, but you can get some good things

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I normally eschewed the very idea of shopping second hand clothing stores. I figured they'd all have the nasty stuff like you see at Value Village. Now I'm not the most fashionable of guys, but I do have standards. One of my buddy's

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★★★★☆

I normally eschewed the very idea of shopping second hand clothing stores. I figured they'd all have the nasty stuff like you see at Value Village. Now I'm not the most fashionable of guys, but I do have standards. One of my buddy's

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This is an awesome store. I periodically clean out my closet and visit them because it is good to know that I am not just getting rid of my stuff but getting something in return. You can exchange for something that they have or get cash.

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This is an awesome store. I periodically clean out my closet and visit them because it is good to know that I am not just getting rid of my stuff but getting something in return. You can exchange for something that they have or get cash.

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Buffalo Exchange is one of the most beneficial stores that allow you to buy, sell, or exchange your clothing. Its pretty neat how it works, you bring in your clothing and you can choose whether you want to exchange it for another item that

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★★★★☆

Buffalo Exchange is one of the most beneficial stores that allow you to buy, sell, or exchange your clothing. Its pretty neat how it works, you bring in your clothing and you can choose whether you want to exchange it for another item that

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This is a pretty good place to look for used clothes in the University District, and you can also sell your old clothes here for trade or store credit. They won't take everything you bring in, but you can donate what you don't want to a

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★★★☆☆

This is a pretty good place to look for used clothes in the University District, and you can also sell your old clothes here for trade or store credit. They won't take everything you bring in, but you can donate what you don't want to a

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The first Buffalo Exchange opened in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona, and has since become a famous-label junkie's delight. The eclectic inventory is built by loyal customers who bring in former favorites from their own closets…

 

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